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compact bone

compact bone in Medicine

compact bone com·pact bone (kəm-pākt', kŏm-, kŏm'pākt')
n.
The compact noncancellous portion of bone that consists largely of concentric lamellar osteons and interstitial lamellae. Also called compact substance.

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